Self-inflicted mistakes cost us the match: Jamshedpur FC head coach Owen Coyle

Jamshedpur FC head coach Owen Coyle rued the goals conceded in the first half, that saw them slip to a 2-4 loss against Mumbai City FC in their Hero Indian Super League (ISL) 2021-22 match at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium, in Fatorda, on Thursday.

Gabriel Cassio, Bipin Singh, Igior Angulo and Ygor Catatau were on the scoresheet for the Islanders as Koimal Thatal and Elli Sabia scored for the Red Miners in the six-goal thriller.

Coyle addressed the media in the post-match press conference after the loss:

Here are the excerpts from the press conference:

Jamshedpur FC were trailing by three goals within the first 25 minutes, how do you sum up your team’s performance in the first half?

I think we need to take care of the ball better, Mumbai City FC is a wonderful team, and it was self-inflicted. Every goal we conceded, I mean, the first one was just a soft one, or TP (Rehenesh) probably should have been better. I do have to see it. Maybe it took a deflection or something, but just soft. The second one, they were clinical. And actually the third one would be due to good possession. So we found ourselves 0-3 down through our own mistakes. It was self-inflicted mistakes.

Jamshedpur FC made a comeback in the second half by scoring two goals, what did you tell your players during the half-time break?

It was important, you know, that we restore the game, that was my message, you have to focus on the next goal. It doesn't have to be in five minutes or 10 minutes. When you get the next goal, then the game is alive again. And that’s what we did.

Nerijus Valskis started from the bench, Ishan Pandita was given a chance, were there any injury concerns?

(Nerijus) Valiskis was injured, Jordan Murray the same, Seiminlen Doungel also the same. With three days recovery ahead of the ATK Mohun Bagan game and two days ahead of the Mumbai City FC match, two of the top sides from the last year. But with that being said, we have shown that we are ready. We have the spirit, the desire. And we'll pick ourselves up.

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